Rabat – Royal Air Maroc has released new information about its new three times a week Casablanca-Miami flight.In a statement issued October 17, RAM said that its new direct flights between Casablanca and Miami will operate Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.RAM will launch the non-stop flight on April 3, 2019. All flights will use the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with 274 seats, including 18 in business class. Flights departing from Casablanca are scheduled at 4:20 p.m. local time. Arrival in Miami is scheduled at 8:05 p.m. local time.Read Also: Royal Air Maroc to Launch Miami-Casablanca Non-Stop Flight April 2019Departure from Miami is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. local time, while arrival is scheduled at 10:55 a.m. local time.In August, Miami International Airport (MIA) quoted Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola, who commended Royal Air Maroc’s request to link Casablanca and Miami with a non-stop flight.He said, “Royal Air Maroc’s announcement is a major milestone in the 90-year history of Miami International Airport. We have long sought to re-establish nonstop passenger service to Africa, and to accomplish that with an airline and a destination of this caliber is an added bonus.”Royal Air Maroc submitted its request to the US Department of Transportation to get approval for its Miami-Casablanca offer on July 26.Read Also: Royal Air Maroc to Launch New Casablanca-Athens FlightIn its recent statement, Royal Air Maroc also shared its interest in linking Africa to Central America through the “many connections” that Miami offers as a major hub. RAM has also had direct flights linking Morocco with New York and Washington, D.C., for 40 years.Created in 1957, RAM flies into more than 90 destinations with 55 airplanes.
Three mechanized boats which set sail for fishing from the Rameswaram fishing base were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy in the late hours of Monday and were taken to Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka, the chief minister said. In her first letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking over as chief minister, J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought his personal intervention for the release of 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities on Monday night, the Times of India reported this evening.“I urge your immediate personal intervention in this issue and request you to direct the ministry of external affairs to take up the matter with the Sri Lankan authorities to secure the immediate release of the 14 fishermen who were apprehended on June 1 and their three fishing boats along with the 18 fishing boats which are already in the Sri Lankan custody,” she said. “I write with a deep sense of anguish that right at the beginning of the fishing season on June 1, after a 45 day fishing ban, 14 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, along with their three fishing boats, have been detained by the Sri Lankan navy,” said Jayalalithaa. “There are already 18 boats belonging to our fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. I would like to specifically point out that of the 80 boats impounded since June, 2014, 16 boats were completely ruined beyond recovery and could not be salvaged. Boats and fishing gear which are essential for the poor fishermen to earn their livelihood are deliberately not released by the Sri Lankan authorities while releasing the fishermen,” she said.